Setup a Linux Server

Setting up a Linux server depends on the service that you wish to use with the server. Before setting up the server, make sure that your computer meets the system requirements. It requires at least 512 MB of RAM, 2 GHz processor, a network card, and a 500 MB hard drive. For detailed information regarding the Linux server setup, go through the steps mentioned below.

Ubuntu Server Setup:

Carry out these steps to set up a Linux server for a home network:

  • Check whether your computer meets the system requirements for Linux.
  • Download the installation package from the Linux distribution sites like Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, or Mandriva.
  • Connect your computer to the local wireless network using a standard Ethernet cable.
  • Set the computer’s IP address to Static.
  • Add users to access your Linux server.
  • Assign the username and password.
  • Enable the network application functionality during installation.
  • Give a right-click on the My Computer icon (for Windows computers) and select Map Network Drive.
  • This will connect you to the Linux server.